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Will leg exercises in bed with ankle weights while on bed rest be helpful and keep legs from getting so weak?

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Probably yes.

Although I am unaware of a study of this, it makes sense and merits a formal study; many bedridden people might benefit from this idea.
The exercise likely would not only help prevent weakness, but also help prevent venous blood clots.

In brief: Probably yes.

Although I am unaware of a study of this, it makes sense and merits a formal study; many bedridden people might benefit from this idea.
The exercise likely would not only help prevent weakness, but also help prevent venous blood clots.
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Not really --

why not get up and out there, greet each morning with a good walking exercise 20-30min -- unless you are really sick and bed bound ?

In brief: Not really --

why not get up and out there, greet each morning with a good walking exercise 20-30min -- unless you are really sick and bed bound ?
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